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DIY Green Tea Face Mask Solutions for Youthful Skin

Updated on April 22, 2016

You probably already knew that green tea has lots of beauty benefits especially when it comes to promoting healthy and youthful-looking skin. But did you know that topical application of green tea is also a great way of achieving beautiful skin?

Green tea has been shown to inhibit UVB-induced erythema response in the skin and it helps prevent and heal sunburns. It also boosts the skin’s own natural sunburn protection by supporting the production of melanin. This anti-oxidant rich tea contains antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging and antibacterial properties that will not only protect your skin but also nourish, heal & soothe!

Note: Let the green tea completely cool down before using it in your green tea face masks!

Here are three super easy green tea face mask solutions you can make in just a matter of seconds!

1. Moisturizing Green Tea and Honey Face Mask

This moisturizing green tea and honey face mask is anti-oxidant rich and contains anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties too!
This moisturizing green tea and honey face mask is anti-oxidant rich and contains anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties too! | Source

This water-rich green tea and honey face mask will help hydrate and moisturize dry and dull skin. Not just for dry skin, this green tea face mask is also perfect for oily skin. It works by cleansing and regulating sebum in oily and acne prone skin. The honey will also help soothe severe acne and calm redness. It contains the goodness of honey, which together with green tea will plump up skin and make it look dewy. Check out more benefits of honey for skin below:

Ingredient
Benefit for Skin
Honey
Honey is rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory, anti-aging and antiseptic properties that will help keep the acne away, and promote youthful glowing and soft skin.
Table showing some benefits of honey for skin

Tips

  1. Your green tea and honey face mask should not be drippy so make sure to add in the correct amounts of honey and green tea.
  2. Use organic honey to avoid skin irritations caused by additives found in adulterated honey.
  3. Gather your hair away from your face with a hair tie and smooth out any stray hairs because this face mask is sticky and can stick to your hair strands.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon green tea
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Directions

Mix your two ingredients in a small bowl. Simply use your clean fingertips to gently apply the mixture onto your skin. Leave it on for about 5 minutes or until it dries up on your face. Using warm water, rinse off the mask thoroughly and pat dry.

2. Exfoliating Green Tea Oatmeal Face Mask

This green tea oatmeal face mask will gently exfoliate dead cells & flaky skin and pull out grime, dirt, sebum and pollution from the pores.
This green tea oatmeal face mask will gently exfoliate dead cells & flaky skin and pull out grime, dirt, sebum and pollution from the pores.

The green tea oatmeal face mask combo is specifically for deep skin cleansing and exfoliation. Just think of it as a face scrub + mask in one go! Coupled with cooling green tea, this face mask will not only cleanse your skin from deep within, but also alleviate any redness and soften skin. Using oat powder will give you soft & smooth skin. Check out benefits of oatmeal for skin & how exactly oatmeal works in exfoliating skin:

Ingredient
Benefit for Skin
Oatmeal
Oat powder/oat flour has a mild abrasive texture that will help exfoliate skin and remove impurities from within the pores and on the skin surface. Oatmeal is also known to soothe inflammatory skin conditions like eczema and I even use it to soothe painful and itchy acne.

Tips

  1. You can just use oat flour instead of making your own oat powder.
  2. Apply this face mask over your kitchen/bathroom sink to avoid any drips.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon green tea
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Directions

Mix your two ingredients in a small bowl. Simply use your clean fingertips to gently apply the mixture onto your skin. Leave it on for about 5 minutes or until it dries up on your face. Using warm water, rinse off the mask thoroughly and pat dry.

3. Anti-Acne Green Tea and Lemon Face Mask

Combining the antibacterial goodness of lemon and natural astringent properties of green tea, this green tea and lemon face mask will help keep acne away!
Combining the antibacterial goodness of lemon and natural astringent properties of green tea, this green tea and lemon face mask will help keep acne away! | Source

Fight acne and fade away acne scars using this super effective green tea and lemon face mask. Green tea contains powerful antioxidants for skin nourishment and offers natural UV protection. It helps regulate sebum and cleanses skin from excess oils, thereby helping reduce acne. Lemon is effective in lightening blemishes and acne scars. It also contains citric acid that tightens & firms skin as well as brightens overall skin complexion. Check out more amazing benefits of lemon for skin!

Ingredient
Benefit for Skin
Lemon
Lemon is a natural astringent which helps tighten skin & shrink large pores hence getting rid of excess oily skin which causes acne. Its anti-bacterial properties will help keep skin clean and stave off acne causing germs.

Tips

  1. Use freshly squeezed lemon for best results. Don’t add more lemon juice, especially if you have severe acne, because too much of it can cause redness, irritation and burn your skin. Just a squeeze/3-4 drops of lemon will be effective.
  2. Make sure to avoid the eyes as you apply this green tea and lemon face mask. In case the mask gets into your eyes, immediately rinse with water.
  3. You can store excess face mask mixture in your refrigerator for up to a week. However, if it starts to smell unusual, throw it away immediately.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon green tea
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice

Directions

In a small bowl, add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and just a squeeze of lemon. Mix this up well. Dip a clean cotton pad/ball into the mixture and dab gentle onto your face. When the mask is dry, use another cotton ball to pat on another layer of the mixture and let dry for three minutes. Repeat the procedure until all of the face mask mixture is done. Let the final coat of the face mask settle for about 5 minutes. Rinse off with tepid to cold water and pat dry. Moisturize with a little coconut oil/ shea butter if needed.

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    • Karine Gordineer profile image

      Karine Gordineer 2 years ago from Upstate New York

      Interesting hub. I will have to try these face masks.